Gateway to Skills and Education - Developing Skills & Building Opportunity

Building OpportunitiesOur Gateway to Skills and Education programme is a range of courses aimed particularly at those who need more supported learning to achieve more independence in essential, vocational, academic and employability skills.

Its designed for those who have left or are just about to leave school, or who wish to return to learning, but have few academic or vocational qualifications. It will help them create their own career and learning pathways; allowing a flexible, supported route to more learning or employment.

Our lecturers are expert at working with students to create a personalised learning experience based on developing skills, creativity and self-confidence and through a college-wide variety of qualifications between SCQF levels 2-5 (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework).

Our Gateway to Skills and Education also offers some students a progression route to other full-time college courses.

SLP: Supported Learning Programme

SLP: Supported Learning Programme

These classes are specifically designed for students with support needs. Students can attend some or all classes in a range of subjects. Students will take part in creative activities and develop new skills and also have the chance to meet with friends in a friendly and supportive environment.

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Transition to College

Transition to College

This course is specifically designed for students still at school who are interested in the SLP or T2FE courses. Students will create a timetable with lecturers for a day in the week which fits in with students' existing commitments, allowing them time to plan for their future.

T2FE: Transition to Further Education

T2FE: Transition to Further Education

These classes are specifically designed for people who have just left school and who are undecided about their next steps. This course focusses on essential skills development by providing the opportunity to try the wide range of practical subjects that the college offers.

Further information

CCFE: College Certificate in Further Education

CCFE: College Certificate in Further Education

This is for students who have left school and who might have progressed from the T2FE or SLP courses. Students can select awards from a variety of college courses at SCQF levels 3-5.

Further information

CCFEs: College Certificate in Further Education, Short Course

CCFEs: College Certificate in Further Education, Short Course

This is a follow on course from the CCFE College Certificate in Further Education and is an excellent refresher for people looking to further their education or gain employment.

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Katie Wrigglesworth

"Building Opportunities has been a great experience. It has helped my confidence improve. The trips and choice of subjects are great fun. The tutors are all a great support."

Katie Wrigglesworth

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